Are you in charge of Thanksgiving this year? These 7 Recipes for a Thanksgiving Dinner will provide your guests with a meal they will not forget!
The big Thanksgiving dinner is just a few weeks away and I'm already trying to decide which pair of stretchy pants are going to work best for that special day.
What is the priority, looking nice and put together or comfort? Hmm, I keep going back and forth.
As I was asking myself this question for about the 5th time, I thought, maybe the better question is what am I going to cook? Yes, I put my fashion and comfort in front of the more important item, the menu.
Well if you're like me, don't worry. I've got you covered. I am going to share with you the 7 must-have recipes for a delicious and successful Thanksgiving Dinner. You're welcome. 🙂
The Thanksgiving Turkey
Ah yes, we must start with the turkey. The turkey is like the national symbol for Thanksgiving dinner.
You honestly can't trust anyone who substitutes the turkey with a ham or duck, but I would be okay with a TurTurkeyKey or a Turducken.
But for those of you who are a little bit more traditional, here is a Step by Step Guide to the Perfect Roast Turkey. Yum!
The Mashed Potatoes
Next are the mashed potatoes and this side dish is a must-have. Your table will not be complete without a bowl full of this yummy goodness.
Some prefer to eat their mashed potatoes with gravy, but that would require another recipe, and this post is for 7 recipes, not 8 so if you make these Slow Cooker Butter Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes you won't need the gravy.
Since this is a celebratory dinner, we might as well overload on our carbs and enjoy this Best Ever Stuffing.
Isn't the stuffing what helps us go into the food coma after we are done with round 3? Wait, do you call it dressing or stuffing? Either way, it is chunks of seasoned bread that are oh, so delicious.
The Sweet Potato Casserole
Now that our carbs are out of the way it is time for vegetables... with marshmallows on top!
That's right, Sweet Potato Casserole. Nothing says healthy like vegetables, but nothing says delicious more than marshmallows. And let's face it, no one eats Thanksgiving dinner to lose weight.
The Green Bean Casserole
Since we have the not-so-healthy vegetable side dish that everyone loves, let's have a not-so-healthy vegetable side.
The Green Bean Casserole! In the green bean casserole's defense, grandma likes it and that's why we keep making it.
Maybe if you make The Best Green Bean Casserole you will turn some heads, but grandma will be happy to take home the leftovers.
Finally, we come to the salad, I'm not quite sure how but the salad has snuck its way into every type of meal.
Having soup? Have a salad. Don't forget the salad with your sandwich. Even the taco has a salad to match. It's lettuce people, and lettuce doesn't have a flavor!
I digress, This year skip the flavorless salad and go for the Best Ever Broccoli Salad, this way you combine your vegetable tray and salad into one. Plus it has bacon! No more needs to be said.
The Pumpkin Pie
We've gorged ourselves, unbuttoned our pants, or pulled our stretchy waistbands below our protruding bellies. The food coma is about to commence.
Then you see the Easy Foolproof Pumpkin Pie on the kitchen counter. The pants are fastened and the waistband pulled up as you rush to your slice of pie.
No matter how full you are, you will eat it, and you will like it.
Oh my gosh, I'm exhausted! And I didn't even make anything, I just talked about what I was going to make! I think maybe it's the Mother-in-Law's turn to host Thanksgiving Dinner this year. I'll bring the Green Bean Casserole.
What is your favorite dish for Thanksgiving Dinner? Share and leave a comment below!
Our Baking Essential List:
- For baking casseroles, we use Glass Baking Dishes. I especially like the dishes with lids so leftovers can be transferred straight to the fridge.
- Silicone Kitchenware is my favorite because they don't scratch my cookware and are super easy to clean!
- To prepare all of those ingredients a Glass Cutting Board is a must. We even keep ours on our counter at all times.
- This Knife Set will also become your favorite! They cut beautifully and with the hollow design of the knife, food doesn't stick to the blade.
I live in South Africa so we don't celebrate Thanksgiving, the recipes look absolutely divine so I really think I should start the tradition here, Please would you let me know when Thanksgiving is celebrated, I would. Appreciate it very much and I will use the recipes you have given here,.thank you so much for sharing them, luv from Jeannette land
OF course Jeannette. Thanksgiving is always the 4th Thursday in November. So this year it is November 26th. I hope you have an amazing Thanksgiving!
thank you for sharing your favorites at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo
This is great! I'm always in need of new recipes for Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing at the Home Matters Link Party.
You are so welcome, Lindsey! I'm glad I could send a little Thanksgiving inspiration your way!
I am pretty much obsessed with all broccoli salads and THIS one looks so delish!k
Thank you Kristen!
Kimm at Reinvented
Yum!! I can't wait for Thanksgiving, it's my favorite meal of the year. I actually LOVE green bean casserole, so Grandma and I have something in common. 🙂 My daughter requested sweet potatoes with marshmallows this year, so I'll give that recipe a try. Thank you so much for linking up to Funtastic Friday! Come back every week and invite your friends! 🙂
Thank you Kimm! I'm so glad that you liked this collection of recipes.